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Friday, September 18, 2009

Jon Gosselin Ditching Dogs; Kate Won't Take Care of Them

I imagine that the article speaks for itself. I had read about the abuse of his dogs a while back. All I have to say is that I certainly hope the breeder finds better homes for these two animals. My heart is so totally aching right now. And, yes folks, these are the same "adults" who are raising eight children.

Credit: INFphoto.com
Jon Gosselin says estranged wife Kate is in the dog house — because she won't take care of his German Shephard puppies, Shoka and Nala. So he is returning them to the breeders. "It's not fair to the dogs to not be wanted in their own home," Jon says. See a photo of Jon playing with his dogs

The dogs belonged to Jon, and he was in charge of feeding, brushing and caring for them. He didn't explain why he won't just bring the dogs with him to New York City – where he rents a  two-bedroom bachelor pad — when it is not his turn to stay at the family's $1.1 million home in Wernersville, Pa.

Earlier in the summer, the Humane Society of Berks County, Pa., received about a dozen complaints from animal activists around the country after Gosselin said his eight kids "beat" the dogs, "climb on them, pull their tails, bite at them, drag them around."

He later denied animal cruelty claims, stating: "We understand the responsibilities of being good dog owners."


Anonymous said...

Some people need to grow up & get out of the spotlight!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

That figures! Kate didn't seem to really want a dog to begin with - but it made an interesting episode for them. Good thing the breeder was agreeable to their return!

If the kids were that abusive - can you imagine what real life is like at their house?

Lisa said...

So Sad these guys cannotvget it together! With all the press these guys will get adopted by good people I know!
Hugs, Lisa

Heidi said...

That is awful, I hope the dogs, find a better home. I know tabloids seem to push issues that may not be there, but the pictures show neglect for these poor animals, and I pray they receive a loving family.


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Lynn said...

And they have * kids!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I don't like him!

Tracey said...

Sad! But, at least the dogs have the chance to be adopted by a responsible pet owner now.

Jennifer said...

I never heard of them till the split up.I saw him on Orange County Choppers and he seemed like jerk,he wasn't very nice to the dogs in that episode.I'm glad the breeder is taking them back,people shouldn't own animals if they can't treat them right.Jen